Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of two Thibodaux men after members of a police bicycle training course found the men in possession of over 15 gross grams of suspected marijuana. Hakeem Wilson (B/M, D.O.B. 09/01/93) of 151 Solar Trailer Park and Sabian Smith (B/M, D.O.B. 08/06/94) of 107 Jude Drive were arrested shortly after 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17.
While on a nighttime bike patrol in the Thibodaux area during a police bicycle training course, deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office, along with officers from the Thibodaux Police Department and Houma Police Department, noticed a small group of male subjects walking toward the rear of an apartment complex. As deputies approached, the subjects began running toward a fence behind the complex. Deputies stopped the men and detained them in order to identify the subjects. At that time, deputies with the Proactive Police Unit then arrived on scene to assist.
One subject was identified as Hakeem Wilson. During a pat down search, deputies discovered Wilson to have a plastic bag filled with 11 smaller bags of suspected marijuana, totaling approximately 14.2 gross grams. Deputies also identified a second subject as Sabian Smith, and he was found to have a prescription pill bottle with a small bag of suspected marijuana weighing about one gross gram.
Both Wilson and Smith were arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Wilson was booked with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and remains in lieu of $10,000 bond as set by Ashly Bruce Simpson. Smith was booked with possession of marijuana (1st offense) and was released Thursday morning after posting $1,000 bond as had also been set by Judge Simpson.
The training course was hosted and staffed by the Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office under the certification of the International Police Mountain Bike Association. LPSO holds this training at least once annually for any interested police officer. The training consists of basic bicycle education including bicycle maintenance and cycling fundamentals, as well as advanced mountain bike training and practical use in law enforcement.